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Wayne D. Pennington

Wayne Pennington

Dean
College of Engineering

Pennington Named Dean of Engineering

Wayne Pennington has been named dean of the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Pennington has been a professor of geophysical engineering at Michigan Tech since 1994 and became chair of the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences in 2003. He served as chair until May 2013 when he was named interim dean of engineering. Prior to coming to the University, he worked with Marathon Oil and was an assistant professor at University of Texas at Austin. Pennington received degrees in geophysics and geology from Princeton University (BA), Cornell University (MS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD).

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Scott Miers

Scott Miers

Lecturer/Professor of Practice
Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Miers Receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award

Scott Miers, Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics has received the 2013-2014 Distinguished Teaching Award.

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Charles Wallace

Charles Wallace

Interim Department Chair
Computer Science

Wallace Wins Faculty Service Award

The Faculty Distinguished Service Award Committee has announced Charles “Chuck” Wallace, associate professor and interim department chair, Department of Computer Science, as the 2014 recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Service Award for his outreach activities in the community. Wallace was recognized for his involvement with two specific programs: Breaking Digital Barriers (BDB) and Copper Country Programmers (CCP). Both have connected Michigan Tech students with the local community. In addition to these two programs, the committee also recognized Wallace’s involvement with World Usability Day and Canterbury House.

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Lorelle Meadows

Lorelle Meadows

Dean
Pavlis Honors College

Meadows Appointed First Dean of Pavlis Honors College

Lorelle Meadows has been appointed dean of the newly established Pavlis Honors College. Meadows comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, where she served as assistant dean of academic programs in the College of Engineering. Meadows received her PhD in Oceanic Science from the University of Michigan.

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Theresa M. Ahlborn

Theresa Ahlborn

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ahlborn Receives 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award

Theresa Ahlborn, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering has received the 2013-2014 Distinguished Teaching Award.